At Activate Learning, we value academic integrity and uphold the highest standards of honesty and trust in all aspects of our educational community.
Maintaining academic integrity is essential for fostering a culture of learning, integrity, and ethical conduct among our students and staff. This page serves as a guide to understanding academic integrity and the expectations we have for our learners at Activate Learning.
Academic integrity refers to the ethical principles and values that guide ethical behaviour in academic settings. It involves demonstrating honesty, respect for intellectual property, and a commitment to upholding academic standards.
Academic integrity violations can take various forms, including but not limited to:
We believe in fostering a community that upholds academic integrity. We encourage students and staff to:
We encourage our staff and students to utilise technology responsibly, ethically, and in accordance with Activate Learning’s policies. This includes respecting copyright laws, properly citing digital sources, and using software, databases, and online resources in a lawful and ethical manner.
Generative AI presents a highly compelling opportunity to enhance our students' learning experience. It holds the potential to empower them with increased engagement in higher-order critical thinking and creative endeavours. Furthermore, developing skills to effectively use Generative AI skills is and will remain integral to the contemporary workplace. Therefore, equipping our students with the competence to effectively harness Generative AI is a fundamental necessity, and it becomes our responsibility to facilitate their acquisition of such skills.
As with any new technology, we need to ensure our staff and students fully understand the benefits and disadvantages of using such technology and are fully aware of wide-ranging ethical considerations. Researchers had predicted that AI would affect most jobs and new predictions are emerging almost weekly. It is our responsibility to adapt our schemes of learning to embed the skills that will give our learners the best chance of being successful in this changing work landscape. These cognitive and meta-cognitive skills include critical and creative thinking, learning-to-learn, self-regulation, social and emotional skills (empathy, self-efficacy, responsibility and collaboration), and practical and physical skills, such as understanding emerging technologies.